The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS) is currently accepting proposals from incorporated not-for profit organizations and/or groups that are interested in receiving funding as a part of the Group IAP program.

The purpose of the document, How to Develop Your Proposal, is to provide information to help you complete your proposal to apply for Group IAP contribution funding.

If you have enquiries about the Call for Proposals (CFP) process, please send them to the following email address: Enquiries specific to the CFP process will only be answered between August 29, 2018 and November 30, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). During this time, to ensure fairness and transparency, additional information stemming from the enquiries received will be posted on this website.


The Group IAP program provides funding to established groups to support healing and reconciliation for group members, their families, and communities. This program provides an opportunity for individuals to come together as they go through their individual IAP claim and/or shortly thereafter.

The overall objectives are:

  • To affect healing by helping former residential school students who have been admitted to the IAP who share similar experiences (school, community, issues) to support each other in their journey towards healing and reconciliation
  • To empower individuals by giving them access to tools and resources to develop, enhance and strengthen relationships between former students, their families, their communities, and with other Canadians in support of healing and reconciliation during the IAP and/or after their IAP hearing.

Objective of this CFP

The objective of this CFP is to invite eligible organizations/groups to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of the Group IAP program.

Call for Proposal Summary

  • The duration of agreements may be up to one fiscal year, and the funding is based on the number of eligible group members.
  • The proposed activities must be completed in full between April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
  • This is a competitive process; not all proposals submitted under this CFP will be selected as funding is limited and subject to IRSAS’s yearly budget considerations.
  • The IRSAS reserves the right to accept a proposal in whole or in part.

Expected Results

Each proposal should have its own stated activities and outcomes. Results must be specific, concrete and measurable. Applicants will be required to report to IRSAS using key performance indicators to monitor progress achieved against the proposal’s stated activities and over the proposal’s lifecycle.

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